Rebirth of Reason

Quotes: Noonan, Peggy

"President: We should have pointed out not everyone goes through the new machines, and only a minority get patted down. SAR [Special Assistant for Reality]: Mr. President, if you'd told people, 'Hello, there's only 1 chance in 3 you'll be molested at the airport today' most people wouldn't think, 'Oh good, I like those odds.'"
Peggy Noonan
"The Special Assistant for Reality"

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(Added by Jim Henshaw on 11/26/2010, 6:11pm)
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But the great mass of Americans, the big center, will, I strongly suspect, not be listening. Mr. Obama has grown boring. And it's not Solid Boring, which is fine in a president and may be good. It's sort of Faux Eloquent Boring, especially on health care. The president likely doesn't know this, and his people won't have told him because they don't know it either, but Mr. Obama always has the same sound, approach, logic, tone, modulation. He always has the same stance. There's no humor or humility in it. News is surprise, and he never makes news.
Peggy Noonan
Coruscating on Thin Ice

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(Added by Ted Keer on 9/03/2009, 11:01pm)
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Cynicism is not realistic and tough. It's unrealistic and kind of cowardly because it means you don't have to try.
Peggy Noonan

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(Added by Michael E. Marotta on 3/02/2005, 3:30pm)
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